Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 874,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 874,650

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Connecticut Children's Medical Center CT Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 397,940

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 874,650

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13280 records found.